Well with many thanks to my mom pushing me I have officially joined the gym… I have always had this fear of gyms, yes I know crazy right, well I’m not a cardio lover and I don’t like to feel like I’m on display either, especilaly when dripping in sweat. So one day early this week I dove in… I did it. started on the treadmill and wow did it feel good. best of all the time flew by!
And you know what… I didn’t have to dance around my dog, or have him in my face, have two sweet but very curious and very physically active kids by my side. it was ME. All about me. I had my music on, headphones I. and it was me, not anyone else in there. Go figure huh…
Last night I tried out the circuit and wow, again when using each of those machines with music and minus kids and a dog, it feels amazing. I even finished off on the treadmill… being there for 45 minutes flew by.
Tonight the eliptical kicked my a$$… seriously! I had one pre-kids but got rid of it when my energy went down the tubes.
Now the trick is keeping on track, making sure I make myself go. My own little family has been very supportive aling with my parents. What’s interesting is even though I did work out, I’m not having pelvic pain like I have for the past couple weeks. Perhaps the low impact helps… perhaps I’m grasping at straws, I don’t know. All I know is I’m feeling good and I WANT to continue.
I completed 4 weeks with Jillian at home… I love her dvd’s. Perhaps when its nicer out I can kick the kids and dog outside and get her workouts back into my “routine” too… Its been a long road for me, still is long, however I can see progress, if not in weight loss, I can in muscle tone and the way I feel. I must remember everyone has their own battles, for me this along with my health is mine, if I stay positive regardless, I will win.
One thing I notice when I am working out is my cravings are minimal, I sleep better, I have less stress, I can handle any challenges our sweet kids may throw at me and overall like the saying goes “happy wife, happy life” , well when mama is feeling better its much easier for the household to function…
Yes sometimes I hate to admit when not only my mom, but also my sister were right… just try out the gym it will help you get fit, clear your mind and relax. Yes mom, Erin you were right. Now keep on me so I keep this up!!!